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Pleasures of Tuscany Tour: Florence and the Countryside

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Florence, Pisa

Suggested Duration

7 Days

This 7-day tour of Florence will afford you an in-depth exploration of some of the best attractions and experiences that this region has to offer. From a musical night on the town to an interactive cooking course, this tour is designed to evoke what is best of the Tuscan capital and to prioritize your utmost comfort. What are you waiting for? Book your tour and experience the wonders of Florence.

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Trip Highlights

  • Lose yourself in melodious rapture at a live performance of authentic Italian opera
  • Feel the staggering weight of centuries of history during a visit to the Florentine Cathedral, Baptistry, and summit of its iconic dome
  • Indulge in a whimsical visit to a nearby winery and sample wines from one of the best growing regions in Europe
  • Delve into the colorful and aromatic atmosphere of a Florentine market before choosing ingredients to use in a guided cooking course
  • Unwind on a curated day trip to neighboring Pisa, where you will see its famous tower and reflect on the formidable rivalries between the two cities that sit on the same river

Detailed Description

Long regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence offers visitors a variety of attractions that go far beyond the stunning artwork of masters, such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Da Vinci. This 7-day tour across the Tuscan capital is broad enough to cover the main highlights of the city but also give you enough time to experience the ambient culture that gives this city its flair.

Your arrival will be celebrated with an opera performance at a historic music hall. As the melodious notes of some of Italy’s top musical talent carry you away, this evening will set the tone for the charming remainder of your visit. During your explorations of the city enter, you will visit some of the city’s most iconic monuments. Florence’s main cathedral dominates the skyline and deserves more than a few hours to experience. From the glittering mosaics of the Baptistry to the lofty height of the main Dome, the prestige enjoyed by Florence over the centuries casts a literal and figurative shadow over the city. The classical revival of Greek and Roman art, known as the Renaissance, will be captured during a visit to the Academy and Uffizi galleries. On your final night, you will have the chance to create your own culinary art during an interactive cooking course.

This trip includes a blend of guided tours, engaging activities, and free time to maximize your enjoyment of this vibrant land. Comfortable walking shoes are the vehicle of choice for the city center, especially since much of the area is pedestrian-only. When walking along busy boulevards, it is best to keep your head on a swivel because Italy is not known for having slow drivers.

As Florence is a top European travel destination, summertime finds the city inundated with tourists whom all compete for the best restaurant tables and shortest lines. For maximum enjoyment, the early Spring and Fall are the best times to visit this breathtaking city because the temperatures remain mild and the crowds have not yet arrived.

Starting Price

$2,501 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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